Vintage Noel Ornament (Free Pattern)


This crochet Christmas tree ornament is inspired by classic decorations that I remember being hung on the tree growing up. It has a vintage feel with the traditional colours and design but it can be worked up with bright, vibrant colours for a modern style.

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– This pattern is written in US terms.
– Ch 1 or ch 2 at the beg of rounds does not count as a stitch.
– This pattern uses basic colour changes. You may use whichever technique you prefer as long as the stitch count remains the same.
– Pattern uses picot stitch and tassel making.

Materials Needed:
– 4mm hook
– 3 colours worsted weight cotton yarn. I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
– Scissors
– Yarn needle
– 1 Bead (10 mm)
– Small amount of polyfil stuffing

Vintage Noel Ornament by Sweet Bee Crochet

mc – magic circle
ss – slip stitch
ch – chain
dc – double crochet

(Make 2 separate circles)

Round 1:
With yarn colour A, create a MC and ch 2. Place 10 dc into MC and ss into beg DC. Fasten off. (10)

Round 2:
With yarn colour B, insert hook into any stitch and ch 1. Place 2 sc into each stitch around. Ss into beg sc. Fasten off (20)

Round 3:
With yarn colour C, insert hook into any sc stitch. Ch 1. Create *1 sc into the next stitch, followed by 2 sc into the next stitch. Repeat from * and once back at the beginning, ss into the first sc of the round. Fasten off and weave in all ends. (30) (One side of the ornament is finished. Repeat the 3 rounds above to create the second side)

Vintage Noel Ornament by Sweet Bee Crochet

Line up your two circles with the right sides facing out and prepare yarn colour A for your edging. Begin by creating 1 ch into the top of any stitch making sure to catch the stitches of both circles.

Create 1 picot. *Make 1 sc into each of the next 5 stitches. Make 1 picot. Repeat this sequence from the * 4 more times. At this point, there should be a gap with 5 stitches remaining open. Take a small amount of polyfill stuffing and place it inside. You may stuff as much or as little as you prefer.

When you have finished stuffing, continue crocheting 1 sc into the each of the last 5 stitches. SS into the base of the first picot you made. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Vintage Noel Ornament by Sweet Bee Crochet

To Make Your Tassel:
If you don’t know how to make a tassel, you can find a quick tutorial on my blog here: How To Makes Tassels

It is important to note that when making your tassel, the portion of yarn from the top that will be used to hang should measure approximately 12 inches in length. This will allow you to weave it through the ornament later and have enough left over to tie and hang. Once your tassel has been created, thread the yarn tails at the top through an appropriate sized bead.

Vintage Noel Ornament by Sweet Bee Crochet

Next, thread the long tails of the tassel through your yarn needle. Gently insert the needle behind one of the picot points of the ornament. Continue to push the needle through the middle of the ornament and pull it out at the top, behind the picot directly above the bottom one.

Vintage Noel Ornament by Sweet Bee Crochet

Tie a knot at the top and you’re done! A simple ornament that is quick to work up will add a personal, handmade touch to any holiday celebration.

Vintage Noel Ornament by Sweet Bee Crochet

I hope you enjoyed this pattern and that it adds a little something special to your holiday celebrations. I’d love to see your own versions! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @sweet_bee_crochet when you share your own Vintage Noel Ornament.

Happy crocheting!